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Fire fighters / by Norma Simon ; illustrated by Pam Paparone.

Simon, Norma. (Author).
Book Book (c1995.)
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 26 cm.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c1995.
2 of 3 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Revere Children's Picture Books JJ/S (Text to Phone) Long Overdue 04/18/2017
Saugus Children's Picture Books JUV Picture Book Simon (Text to Phone) Available -
Stoneham Junior Library Juvenile Paperback Picture Book S (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 0689802803
Summary: Describes the vehicles, equipment, and procedures used by fire fighters.
Authors: Paparone, Pamela, (ill.).
Alternate Title: Firefighters
Citation: Simon, Norma. "Fire fighters." New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 1995 September #4
    ``When the fire bell r-i-n-g-s, fire fighters stop whatever they are doing.'' And so begins this stripped-down look at the day in the life of fire fighters who, in this case, happen to be a crew of dedicated dalmations. With short, uncomplicated sentences well suited to preschoolers, Simon takes young readers from the fire scene (``Turn on the hoses. Whoosh! Whoosh!'') to the clean-up at the station after the truck returns (``Pants and coats go up on hooks. Boots stand in a straight row.'') However, Paparone's stiff, uninspired gouache paintings add little, offering no more than a strict visual interpretation. Ages 2-4. (Sept.) Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 1998 May #1
    PW found this explanation of fire fighting "well suited to preschoolers." All the fighters are Dalmatians, shown rescuing puppies and cleaning up the station after work. Ages 2-4. (Apr.)
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 1995 December
    PreS-K?A warm, inviting look at the workings of a firehouse, featuring dogs as characters. The factual details are presented in the simple, straightforward, and age-appropriate text: ``Fire fighters wear masks to help them breathe through the smoke. They search upstairs and downstairs to get everyone out.'' Paparone's bright gouache illustrations showcase a firehouse full of dalmatians engaging in a variety of action-packed activities, showing just how busy firefighters' days can be. Her colorful and eyecatching pictures complement the text by showing each of the events in an uncluttered, appealing format. For more detailed information, try Katherine Winkleman's Fire House (Walker, 1994) or Susan Kuklin's Fighting Fires (Bradbury, 1993). Overall, Fire Fighters is sure to be popular with young audiences.?Lisa Marie Gangemi, Farmingdale Public Library, NY

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